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Author: Tom Callaghan Narrator: Saul Reichlin Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Akyl Borubaev Series Release Date: April 2016 ISBN: 9781681442754
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In this stylish neo-noir set in the mountainous Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan, hard-bitten inspector Akyl Borubaev mourns the recent death of his beloved wife—the only humanizing force in his otherwise bleak life as a homicide detective in Bishkek.

As he struggles to face his personal pain, Borubaev is assigned to investigate the murder of a young woman whose horribly mutilated body is found dumped in a public park. When Borubaev discovers the woman is the only daughter of Mikhail Tynaliev, the powerful and ruthless minister of state security, he realizes the case will probably destroy him, regardless of where the evidence leads.

Borubaev begins making enemies everywhere he turns, even as he is aided by a motley assortment of dangerous cutthroats: his wife’s uncle Kursan, whose cross-border smuggling is the stuff of local legend; the explosive police chief, who wants the case solved as soon as possible; Saltanat, a beautiful and deadly agent of the Uzbek Security Service; an entire police force of bent cops; and members of the Kyrgyz mafia.

All of which would just be another day in the life of Akyl Borubaev—if the investigation didn’t turn up a blood-chilling connection to multiple homicides across Kyrgyzstan—including one on a Russian military base.

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  • “Inspector Akyl Borubaev has world-weariness, sorrow, cynical charm, toughness and brains to spare…by the end of A Killing Winter you’ll be breathless and begging for more.”

    Peter Spiegelman, author of Thick as Thieves

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About the Author

Tom Callaghan received degrees in English literature and art history from Vassar College and the University of York, then joined Saatchi & Saatchi, spending ten years as a creative group head in London, New York and Philadelphia (where he helped establish a Saatchi office). His controversial film for Survival International, starring Richard Gere, was banned from UK television but aired worldwide for many years. He joined the newly formed M & C Saatchi as creative group head for three years, before moving to the Far East to pursue interests outside advertising. He is a frequent contributor to Campaign, Communicate, Media Week and Rolling Stone.

About the Narrator

Saul Reichlin is a narrator, actor, producer, and director. He has lent his voice to more than fifty television documentaries.